Community film making organisation North Devon Moving Image (NDMI) will be running two film making summer schools for children and teenagers this coming August.
The Exeter Phoenix is offering over £15,000 of support in artist fees and equipment hire will be made available to filmmakers and moving image artists at all levels, to create 8 short films.
For 12 years now the Exeter Phoenix Digital has been commissioning short film projects, and if that doesn’t sound like a boast, then it should because they have helped support, nurture and encourage some top talent while creating some super short films.
Talent Circle, the film site that aims to help you ‘identify and conspire with fellow collaborators to make your celluloid dreams come true’ has had a bit of a freshen up.
Professional actors are being called for a new film project, which goes by the working title of Indian Summer, to be shot in North Devon.
A book we should have covered earlier is Russ Evans’ Stand-Out Shorts: Shooting and Sharing Your Films Online.
director Ashley Wing
Director Ashley Wing talks about the personal and journey of making the sci fi short Fracture, how the story was developed, the difficulties (and opportunities) of post production, and how important it is to be surrounded by the right team.
He also offers an insight into CINE, the filmmakers networking event he organises with his production company Cottage Industry Films Ashley and collaborator Clayton Fussel.
Listen to more audio interviews about Fracture
Channel 4’s documentaries are again being sponsored by Honda, with the indents surround the documentaries showing the best of mini-documentary filmmaking and internet interactivity.
A group of filmmakers and actors got together to see where their collaboration based on alchemy and the supernatural would take them. Here’s the story of Love Me Back…
Back in November 2009 the initial idea of putting a story together about alchemy and change was born fuelled by Chris Green (acting as Chris) and Richard Down’s (filmmaker) interest of the supernatural.
Right, that got your attention. I don’t know if the next 10 years will see the death of celluloid and I’m confident that even if the major studios move to digital formats, there will be certain parties who are only interested in film as a medium.
Want to get your film made? We asked the filmmaking due who embody D+CFilm, Ashley Wing and Clayton Fussell – one’s from Devon, the other’s from Cornwall – to give us their five tips on getting your film made.
The View from Here film festival is premiering a film about the work of Transition Newton Abbot with the Newton Abbot Community Garden.
The Chagford Filmmaking Group is nearing its next shoot The Laidley Worm of Spindleston Heugh, which takes place on Dartmoor between August 11 and 16.
Toby de Burgh picked up last year’s jury award at Exeter’s Two Short Nights festival for his film Distraction. He’s now making The Undertow with funding from South West Screen. He spoke to D+CFilm.
The latest D+CFilm Show again highlights the strength of filmmaking in the region as Alex White goes to South Devon to talk to Dave Reynolds of Realm Pictures and Ashley Wing and Clayton Fussell of Cottage Industry Films.
You could be forgiven that throughout the whole of Devon and Cornwall there is only one person who’s making the lion shares of music videos. But for a change, we’ve taken our lead from Teignmouth band The Quails, who are set to play Istandbul on June 25 – but before they embark on their Turkish Tour, you can catch them in Teignmouth on Sunday, June 21.
Our film of this week is from our very own D+CFilm Show director Alex White – Deadly Illusions, “the tale of a diva magician’s assistant and humble magician, she wants to leave his ‘going no-where’ show but he tries to persuade her to stay with his ‘Deadly Illusions’!”
This week’s Something For the Weekend music video for Obedientbone draws on a bit of history and brings us right up to date.
Hugh Ellis, screenwriter of the award-winning film Summer, will be discussing the impact of new media and media ownership with actor and director Peter Ellis at the Exeter Phoenix on Wedensday, July 1 at 2pm.
[Read more…] about How difficult is it to get your dream feature made? A screenwriter speaks at the Exeter Phoenix
There’s a documentary filmmaking course as part of the Dartmoor Arts Summer School, between July 25 and July 31.
Don’t you just hate it when the house you break into with your mum is the home of a deranged psychopath (is there any other kind?), who just wants to feed you to his petunias? This is the world of Robbing Peter, the latest short from the dark minds of Ashley Wing and Clayton Fussell.
Ashley Thorpe’s fourth Penny Dreadful animation, The Hairy Hands, which is based on the Devon legend, is due to have the script and budget signed off by South West Screen on June 15, but there is still concern that the name may alienate audiences outside the Devon region.
Edgar Bergen was a ventriloquist who performed on the radio, which springs to mind only because the Third Wave Collective will be broadcasting their interactive filmmaking experience during their two-hour show on Phonic FM on Wednesday, June 10 between 2pm and 4pm, as they make a film in 90 minutes, and encourage others to do the same.
It may only be June 9, but if you’ve been looking to submit your film to international festivals, then you’ve already missed the deadline for 13 already this month. To make sure you don’t miss out on any more opportunities, check out the D+CFilm social network for the ongoing monthly updates for film festival deadlines.
For this week’s Something for the Weekend Music Video we have a song and performance from the filmmaker herself, Shauna Osborne-Dowle, with her timeless tale of loss, fear and belonging that is Ankor. Shauna spoke to D+CFilm about the video.